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Events and Things To Do this Weekend in Orlando, Dec. 1 - 3, 2023

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

There is always a ton of things to do in Orlando, and every weekend we bring you the best things to do throughout Central Florida, check out the list and have fun deciding what to do this weekend!


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!



MULTI-DAY EVENTS


A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett Winter Park Playhouse

A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett
Select Dates, Now - December 16, 2023

Southeastern Regional Premiere at The Winter Park Playhouse! Ring in the holidays with this unforgettable evening of quintessential Tony Bennett! Featuring eighteen holiday classic holiday tunes plus the standards that made Bennett famous like "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Rags to Riches" and of course Tony's signature song, "I Left Heart in San Francisco." Grab your friends and family and celebrate the season Tony Bennett style!



The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
December 1 - 17, 2023

Osceola Arts presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. It’s everyone’s favorite time of year and the annual Christmas pageant! This year the town’s most mischievous kids, the Herdmans, all want starring roles…but not without a few script changes first. In this jolly and heart-warming musical, witness the spirit of Christmas truly come to life in their small town!


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Jollywood Nights
Select Dates, Now - December 20, 2023

Disney Jollywood Nights is a new, separately ticketed event taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios, from 8:30 pm - 12:30 am on 10 select nights November 11 - December 20, 2023.


Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.


For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights, Now - December 22, 2023

One of Walt Disney World's favorite holiday tradition, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park this year.


On 25 select nights, Nov. 9 - Dec. 22, this separately ticketed event will welcome guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom.


Holiday magic is unwrapped with the return of festive favorites like the Christmas extravaganza stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”


Guests can also look forward to enjoying some of their favorite classic and thrill attractions, including TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, which will use a virtual queue* during the event.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando ICON PARK SANTA WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

Santa's Workshop At ICON Park
Select Nights, Now - December 22, 2023

The entire family can enjoy The Santa Workshop Experience at I-Drive's entertainment destination ICON Park, which has been magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families can partake in the annual tradition of taking holiday pictures together and the kiddos can meet the main man in person, Santa Claus!.


Each child that participates in The Santa Workshop Experience will even receive a free ride on the new Carousel on The Promenade, and they’ll also be provided a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a holiday-decorated capsule and access to the VIP no-wait line.



Eola Winter Wonderland
Select Nights, December 1 - December 23, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year is here in Orlando, and the city invites Central Florida residents and guests to celebrate the holidays with family-friendly holiday events and activities for all ages to enjoy at Lake Eola including:

Eola Wonderland Snowfall: Experience a Florida snowfall in downtown Orlando near the Eola House. Snow will fall for 15 minutes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Downtown Orlando Merry Market: Enjoy downtown’s Merry Market where shoppers will find the best in arts and crafts and more. The market will be located on the east side of Lake Eola Park on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus at the Eola House: Santa Claus is coming to the City of Orlando and he’s not camera shy. Parents have festive picture-taking opportunities for their children with Santa at the Eola House every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.


Beach Nights return to Aquatica Orlando Water Park with holiday movies on the beach!

Beach Nights at Aquatica Orlando
Saturdays, Now - December 23, 2023

Every Saturday, beginning October 28, guests can visit Aquatica Orlando for daytime fun, and then when the sun goes down, guests can watch some of their favorite family-friendly holiday movies on the beach, and it’s all included with park admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a towel or take a seat in one of the many lounge chairs available and enjoy this special experience.


Fresh popcorn, delicious food & snacks, hot chocolate, drinks and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase at Kura’s Beachside Panini and Motu’s Beach Bar.



Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Now - December 23, 2023

Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!


Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves?


 Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater

Moonshine & Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas Tale
Now - December 23, 2023

The Ballards, Lessy Boy and Curleen, welcome family and friends into their Appalachian mountain home to celebrate Christmas Day. In the midst of the Great Depression, they have no gifts to exchange, but instead, they share their love of Appalachian hymns and carols.

Unexpectedly, the Ballard’s son who’d left the fold to escape a certain fate in the coal mines returns to make amends with his parents. With him is his very-soon-to-be-a-mother wife. Though Curleen seems incapable of negotiating a peaceful reconciliation with her son, a Christmas miracle opens up a new possibility of forgiveness.


Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater is a musical valentine to a bygone era and is a wholesome holiday theatrical event for the entire family.


Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia

Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia
Now - December 24, 2023

The Magic of Santa is Back! Celebrate the holiday season with The Mall At Millenia once again as they present their classic Santa Photo Experience.


Make new holiday memories and share moments with Santa.


Meet Santa at The Florida Mall

Meet Santa at The Florida Mall
November 16 - December 24, 2023

Bring your family, friends and even pets to meet Santa at The Florida Mall.


Sensory-friendly sessions are also available on select dates with Caring Santa, created exclusively for children with special needs.


Reservations are highly recommended for all Santa experiences, and you can even receive a free phone call from Santa when you book online.



Pictures with Santa at Altamonte Mall
November 16 - December 24, 2023

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Get into the festive spirit by making a trip to visit the big guy at Altamonte Mall!



Oviedo Mall Santa Photos
November 24 - December 24, 2023

The magic of the holidays is at the Oviedo Mall, and Santa Claus is closer than you think. Bring your family for professional photos with Santa. Make a reservation now!


Enjoy a one-hour semi-private experience with Santa, complete with songs, stories and professional photo packages. Get details here.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
Select Nights, Now - December 25, 2023

The holidays are coming, and at the popular Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, the Holinights are on the way too, bringing non stop holiday fun and entertainment.


The popular entertainment, shopping and dining destination, is hosting several holiday events throughout the festive season including Holinights on select nights from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm


Holinights Celebration features Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More!


Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas Show

Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas Show
Now to December 25, 2023

Ho! Ho! Ho! If you’re looking for a new tradition the whole family will love, get ready for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure right here in Orlando, Santa’s even made his way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure!


Guests can experience the action, romance and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show!


During the post-show Buccaneer Bash, guests can party with pirates and take pictures with the Jolly Old Elf himself!


Wekiva Island's Winter Wonderland

Wekiva Island's Winter Wonderland
December 1 - December 25, 2023

At Wekiva Island enjoy nightly snow flurries plus extra entertainment and activities which are offered on select days and evenings, including outdoor movies and visits from Santa Claus.


Winter Wonderland is back, and features the sparkling Christmas Tree Forest with a 30-foot Christmas tree! Plus nightly “snow” flurries, sparkling holiday décor, and special events for the whole family.


Holidays At Disney Springs November 11, 2022 through December 30, 2022

Holidays At Disney Springs
Now - December 30, 2023

Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and savor the comforting flavors of the season while shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Highlights Include:

Meet Santa and enjoy festive holiday tunes with live musical performances and DJs. Plus, encounter Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and Snowflake Skaters.


Discover Christmas around every corner, as you come across a collection of elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees throughout the neighborhoods of Disney Springs.


Flurries are in the forecast for Disney Springs Town Center. In the evenings, delight in a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to your holiday shopping.


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Holidays At EPCOT
Now through December 30, 2023

Embrace holiday traditions from around the world and delight in the telling of the Christmas story.


Highlights include:

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Be immersed in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season from November 24 through December 30, 2023! Savor treasured recipes from around the globe at Holiday Kitchens. And embark on a journey with Holiday Storytellers sharing holiday traditions from around the world.


Candlelight Processional – Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.


More Holiday Entertainment – Watch as Holiday Storytellers bring beloved traditions such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more to life! Witness stories told through music and dance, with performers in traditional costumes—November 24 to December 30, 2023.


 Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park

Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park
Now - December 31, 2023

Island H20 Water Park has revealed that Holiday Nights, an exciting new island-themed holiday light spectacular will take place select nights at the Kissimmee water park from November 8 to December 31.


This sparkling new event will feature countless twinkling lights, enchanting displays, live entertainment, and delightful treats, all while supporting a charitable cause.

Visitors can look forward to hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, themed displays, unique photo spots, live entertainment, and tantalizingly themed treats and gifts, all which will transform Island H2O Water Park into an extravaganza for the whole family.


Tickets are available for purchase from Nov. 1 at Islando H2O Water Par for $34.99 per adult / $29.99 per child with a portion of proceeds supporting Kissimmee's Give Kids The World Village.


SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Select Dates, November 11, 2022 through January 3, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration
Select Dates, Now - December 31, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration returns with the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season.


Included with theme park admission, the event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights.


Enjoy all the family-friendly holiday entertainment, from the iconic Sea of Trees that dance to music as they light up the central lagoon, to delicious holiday treats.


Experience fan-favorite holiday shows and seasonal entertainment throughout the park. And be sure to stay late to finish your evening with an impressive holiday firework show.


Christmas On Main Street USA MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World

The Holidays At Magic Kingdom
Now - December 31, 2023

Get wrapped up in all things merry and bright, with sensational sights and holiday delights. The Magic Kingdom, truly is extra magical during the holidays, with beautiful decor, festive entertainment, and extra jolly eats and treats.


Highlights this holiday season includes:

NEW! Frozen Holiday Surprise – Gather ‘round Cinderella Castle for a dazzling new experience that will illuminate the castle like never before—featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the Snowgies!


Seasonal Décor – Discover oh-so-jolly holiday trimmings and touches along Main Street, U.S.A. and throughout the park.


Jingle Cruise – During the holiday season, the beloved Jungle Cruise undergoes a yuletide transformation. It’s a festive-yet-familiar adventure from stem to stern!


Meet Santa - During the Holiday Week and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you can meet Santa at the Liberty Square Gazebo.


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Now - December 31, 2023

Embark on yuletide adventures in a park full of entertainment and thrills.


Decor at Hollywood Studios includes SANTA GERTIE! There are also oversized Christmas ornaments in Echo Lake, as well as a giant Christmas tree, and other decor.


You will also discover vintage inspired decor on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, with snow falling along Sunset Boulevard.


Highlights include:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine – See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire – See some Pixar pals decked out for the season.


Light Up Eustis

Now Snowing In Celebration
Now - December 31, 2023

Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier Snowing event is celebrating 25 years this year, offering one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season.


Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6, 7, 8, 9pm. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.



Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort
Now - December 31

Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream, laugh and shout your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your season with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogwarts castle lights up for the holidays and festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


Enjoy a hot Butterbeer while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.

Larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Get together with the resident Whos in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, Part of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando Legoland Florida

Holidays At LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Days, Now - December 31, 2023

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, this jolly time of year features a giant LEGO Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND!


Oh and as extra special gift, this festive event is included in general admission!


Highlights include:

Visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send your letters to LEGO Santa,

Rock around the giant LEGO tree to holiday tunes,

Take “elfies” with your favorite holiday LEGO Characters,

And don't miss ringing in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an earlier, kid-friendly, celebration time.


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
Now – January 1, 2024

The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.


Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando

Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
December 1 - January 1

Celebrate the holiday SEAson in an underwater wonderland at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.


Just in time for the holiday season, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at ICON Park is once again hosting the popular Deck the Seas event.


The Orlando aquarium has been transformed into an underwater winter wonderland, featuring creatures that love living in the cold, ready for guests to embark on a wintery cold-water scavenger hunt.


Plus on weekends, you can meet SEA LIFe's Sharky dressed up in his holiday best!


Ice! At Gaylord Palms returning for the Holidays featuring Charlie Brown

Ice at Gaylord Palms Resort
Now - January 3, 2024

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.


Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of 2 million pounds of colorful ice with a dazzling display of larger-than-life sculptures, thrilling ice slides, and awe-inspiring tunnels.


This must do holiday event in Central Florida will feature Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, who will be the stars of this year's holiday celebration as ICE! returns for 2023.


In addition to the ICE! attraction, a sleigh-full of events and activities will be featured across the 64-acre resort. Christmas shows and activities are presented in the atrium, while parts of the convention center transform into Alpine Village, a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style storefronts, immersive activities and one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops.


Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa
Now to January 4, 2024

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice



Outdoor Ice Skating at Melia Orlando
Now - January 4, 2024

Meliá Orlando Celebration has partnered with Glice to install a 38’ x 38’ rink next to the main lobby entrance that requires no water energy or carbon emissions. A sustainable alternative to traditional ice rinks, Glice Eco-Rink uses synthetic ice panels for year-round family fun.


The rink is open to the public Oct. 15, 2023 through Jan. 3, 2024 from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for both adults and children and includes a pair of skates. Tickets are sold on-site at the rink.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando DAZZLING LIGHTS AT LEU GARDENS

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens
Now - January 6, 2024

Produced by Creative City Project, Dazzling Nights is back for its third year — and this time, it will be bigger and even more interactive.


The all-ages holiday event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures.


Highlights include a 70' long candy cane path, giant neon flowers, a brand new laser light show with live singers, meet and greet characters in an icy world, a giant, inflatable play area with a chimney slide, and so much more!


Holiday Events in Winter Garden

Tis the Season in Winter Garden
December 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Downtown Winter Garden transforms into a winter wonderland for 38 days of Tis the Season, outdoor holiday movies, light shows, carriage tours, boutique stroll, farmer’s market, and holiday music on the plaza are here to enjoy.


Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience

Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
Now - January 7, 2024

Experience the holidays Crayola-style at Colorful Christmas, hosted by Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall.


Can you help Santa and his friends save the holiday? Enjoy some SNOWtastic adventures as you go! Meet animatronic Christmas characters and listen to them tell stories as you solve their riddles. Step inside a life-sized snowglobe, watch a light show starring Scarlet and her singing reindeer friends. All while crafting unique gifts from the heart! Enjoy holiday fun the Crayola way! All included in general admission.



Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
Now - January 14, 2024

Experience Central Florida Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See different, hand-constructed, larger-than-life illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals.



 


FRIDAY, DEC, 1, 2023


City of Orlando Tree Lighting

City of Orlando Tree Lighting
December 1, 2023

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season and help countdown to the lighting of the City of Orlando’s Christmas Tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. The event will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, food trucks and a holiday market.


Winter on the Avenue, Winter Park's annual tree-lighting event

Winter on the Avenue
December 1, 2023

Come out for Winter on the Avenue, Winter Park's annual tree-lighting event, with strolling carolers, Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony, s'mores, snow slides, children's choirs, popcorn flicks in the park, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus!


I-Drive District Holiday Tree Lighting

I-Drive District Holiday Tree Lighting
December 1, 2023

Kick of the Holiday Season with the I-Drive District at ICON Park!


Check out how I-Drive Dazzles with a glittering lighting ceremony of the 50-ft Holiday Tree. Special performances by the I-Ride Trolley Chords, Dr. Phillips High School Dance In Motion Company & Orlando Ballet.


Make a reservation at The Santa Workshop Experience to meet and take holiday photos with Santa and the Jolly old elf!



Mount Dora Christmas Walk
December 1, 2023

This fun, annual tradition features entertainment sprinkled around Mount Dora’s historic downtown while shop’s are open late for a unique holiday shopping experience.


The many downtown bars and restaurants are also open to enjoy plenty of holiday cheer to enjoy on your Christmas Walk



Light Up Sanford – Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2023

Join us for a magical night at Light Up Sanford, a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1st at 6:30 PM. Experience the enchantment of the Magnolia Square Christmas Tree and downtown as we illuminate the night. Get ready for holiday entertainment, a visit from ‘Ole Saint Nick and his helpers, and more!



Lake Mary Holiday in the Park
December 1, 2023

The City of Lake Mary’s “Holiday in the Park” event is one for the books! Our largest event of the year highlights over 1 MILLION holiday lights in Central Park, a visit from Santa Claus, a synthetic ice rink (admission fee), and lots of food trucks!! Kick off the holiday season with your family and friends in one of the best light shows in Central Florida!


CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical

CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical
December 1 - 2, 2023

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.


Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. Taking place at Dr Phillips Center. Get tickets now.



Desi Banks The Purpose Chaser Tour
December 1, 2023

Desi Banks is the ultimate triple threat – actor, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur who's taking the entertainment world by storm. Catch him live at Dr Phillips Center.



Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience

December 1, 2023

The music never stops in Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience, live at Dr Phillips Center. Using state-of-the-art technology, Johnny Cash’s rich and iconic baritone has been lifted from archival concert footage and recordings, enabling the “Man in Black” to perform his biggest hits – “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire” – with a live band again! In addition to never-before-seen footage and on-screen narration by Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash, male and female vocalists will share vocal duties to perform even more Cash hits, as well as tunes by artists of the time including The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins and June Carter Cash.



Kyle Walker
December 1, 2023

Kyle Walker comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+



Los Borjas USA Tour 2023
December 1, 2023

Los Borjas USA Tour 2023 comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!



Scene Queen - The Bimbo Beta Pi Tour in Orlando
December 1, 2023

Scene Queen: The Bimbo Beta Pi Tour is coming to Conduit. Get your tickets now!



The Watson Twin
December 1, 2023

The Watson Twins and Terri Binion, and Hannah Harber perform LIVE at Will's Pub on December 1st, 2023 | 7PM, 21+, $15/$18



WILLIS
December 1, 2023

WILLIS comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+



Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards
December 1, 2023

The NBA's Orlando Magic go head-to-head with the Washington Wizards. Get your tickets now!


Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Popcorn Flicks in the Park
December 1, 2023

The Popcorn Flicks in the Park series features classic films for the whole family to enjoy in Central Park, Winter Park.


Popcorn Flicks in the Park is a free event, and open to the public! Bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join enjoy The Muppets Christmas Carol at Enzian's Popcorn Flicks in the Park series this December.


Crescent Cinema featuring Elf
December 1, 2023

Spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear!


Join Lake Nona at Crescent Cinema featuring Elf on Friday, December 1 at 6 pm at Crescent Park. This is event is non-ticketed and open to the public.



Movie In The Park
December 1, 2023

Kissimmee Utility Authority continues its 2023-2024 Movie in the Park series on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with The Santa Clause.


Attendees will enjoy free inflatables, free crafts, a photo booth, free popcorn, and prize giveaways.


As part of the holiday-themed event, the utility will also offer a free snow slide; those wishing to participate in the snow slide activity should bring a canned food item or toy that will be donated to a local non-profit.


The movie series is a partnership between KUA and the City of Kissimmee.



Holiday Friday Nights at the Morse
December 1, 2023

The Morse Museum invites all to celebrate the holidays season this year with free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.



Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Every Friday

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.



Live At The Lawn at ICON Park
Every Friday & Saturday

Join ICON Park every weekend from 8 pm - 12 am for live DJ entertainment and live music from local artists and musicians!


Grab a drink from the Lawn Bar and find a spot on The Lawn to kick off your weekend with great music and ICONic vibes!



Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



 


SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 2023


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend Orlando

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend

December 2 - 3, 2023

During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US. Click here for details.


Valid cardholders can access free admission the first full weekend every month to the following museums:


• Orlando Science Center: 407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

• History Center: 407-836-8500, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801

• Polasek Museum & Garden: 407-647-6294, 633 Osceola Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

• Orlando Museum of Art: 407-896-4231, 2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

• Mennello Museum of Art: 407-246-4278, 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

• Museum of Arts & Sciences: 386-255-0285, 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114

• Florida Aquarium: 813-273-4000, 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
December 2, 2023

The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of Lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.


Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade

71st Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade
December 2, 2023

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 71st annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade. The event has been held each December for more than 65 years, making it the oldest continuous holiday parade in Central Florida.


Over 80 organizations that participate, including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.


Tavares Christmas Parade and Celebration

Tavares Christmas Parade and Celebration
December 2, 2023

This free, annual happening takes place in downtown Tavares with a parade that begins around 5 p.m on Main Street, followed by a celebration in Wooton Park & Tavares Square. Enjoy live music, Santa’s visit, and more!



St. Cloud Holiday Festival
December 2 - 3, 2023

The St Cloud Holiday Festival is a non-profit event presented by the Rotary Club of Kissimmee Bay supporting the annual holiday event and the community. The Festival features over 100 crafters, carnival-type fare, entertainment, a classic car show and a Kids’ Holiday Fun Zone with Santa. Plus, don't miss the parade!


The Festival runs for two days, always the first Saturday and Sunday in December. The 2023 Festival will be held December 2 - 3.


Cracker Christmas
December 2 - 3, 2023

Why Cracker Christmas? The origin of the term “Florida Cracker” refers to the cracking sound made by the whips used by early settlers to herd their cattle, hence the Floridians were called “Crackers”


Cracker Christmas features live historical demonstrators, vendors, various foods for sale.


This event celebrates the Florida Pioneer and the rich history of the Christmas community. It also showcases local history through a craft fair with handmade items, pioneer demonstrations, and community organizations displays. The event began approximately in 1977 as a small celebration. It has gradually grown into the largest Fort Christmas Historical Society event held at Fort Christmas Historical Park.


Gatorland Christmas Events Kissimmee

Gatorland Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17

The Alligator Capital of the World. Gatorland is hosting a Ho Ho Ho-Down this holiday season and everyone is invited to join the party! Enjoy madcap festive fun for all the family at Gatorland’s Fourth Annual Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas Event, where else can you meet Gator Claus, Krampus Croc and more. All the fun and games are included with the regular price of admission.



Winter Springs Winter Wonderland & Parade
December 2, 2023

Tis’ the season for joy and celebration! Stop by the city of Winter Springs and enjoy the festivities this holiday season at Winter Wonderland! Experience an evening with one of the longest-running traditions in our city, the 41st annual Holiday Parade featuring local talent and businesses and the annual Christmas tree Lighting!


Enjoy local entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus!


Winter Garden Christmas Parade

Winter Garden Christmas Parade
December 2, 2023

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and head to your favorite spot for the Winter Garden Holiday Parade. A long-standing Winter Garden holiday tradition will delight spectators and bring in holiday cheer! Do not forget to look for the Big Guy himself at the end of the parade!


Then enjoy the Holiday Market, wander freely through the pedestrian-only streets of historic downtown aligned with vendor booths of holiday décor, crafts, jewelry, apparel and accessories, sweet treats (including Gingerbread), variety of gift items, and more including FREE CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!



Ovideo Christmas Parade

December 2, 2023

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Parade with the City of Oviedo! The parade will be held on December 2rd from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Attendees can line up along Center Lake Lane and Oviedo Blvd. The parade leaves the Oviedo Gym & Aquatics Center approximately at 7:00 pm. Vendors, food, drinks, and alcohol will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm at Center Lake Park.



Snow In The O Holiday Festival Toy Drive
December 2, 2023

Mark your calendar and join us in spreading the holiday spirit! "Snow in the O" is where families and friends of all backgrounds come together to celebrate the magic of giving.

Share the Joy! We invite you to step into a Winter Wonderland of warmth, laughter, and giving. This festive Christmas Holiday Event is an invitation to embrace the magic of the season while spreading holiday cheer to every corner of our diverse community. Entry is free with the donation of a new toy, ensuring that the spirit of giving shines bright for all.

Orlando's Largest Snowstorm Ever. Prepare for an extraordinary snowfall like Orlando has never seen before. On December 2nd, we're transforming our city into a Winter Wonderland, uniting us in the enchantment of the season. You won’t want to miss it!



Avalon Aglow
December 2, 2023

Start off your holiday festivities with us at Avalon Park’s annual Avalon Aglow event on December 2nd! Starting at 3 p.m., enjoy the food and festivities while also catching live performances and a parade around Downtown Avalon. Make sure to stay for the fireworks later on to end your night. Every year, Avalon Aglow brings the whole community together to celebrate the upcoming holidays. This event is free for everyone to enjoy.

Watch as Avalon Park transforms into a winter wonderland with real snow, train rides and even an appearance by Santa Claus. After enjoying the festivities, make sure to grab a bite to eat from one of the many vendors and watch the holiday parade or even one of the local live performances.


Finish off the night at Avalon Lake to enjoy Orlando’s premier fireworks show! Grab some chairs and blankets to sit back with your family and friends to finish off the night with a bang.


CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical

CFCArts presents A Christmas Carol the Musical
December 1 - 2, 2023

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future.


Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. Taking place at Dr Phillips Center. Get tickets now.



Russian Ballet Orlando, The Nutcracker
December 2, 2023

Get ready for a whirlwind of holiday magic with The Nutcracker! An eagerly awaited annual tradition, this enchanting tale is the perfect treat for the whole family. Join Clara on her extraordinary journey as she breaks the spell, turning the Nutcracker doll into a dashing prince. Together, they venture into a mesmerizing world of snowflakes and waltz their way into the enchanting realm of sweets. It’s a heartwarming adventure that’s brimming with wonder and joy, making this holiday season truly unforgettable for everyone who joins in the spectacle.



Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
December 2, 2023

Live at Dr Phillips Center, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to some swinging JLCO instrumentals, special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti joins the band for imaginative new versions of classic holiday tunes.



B8TA & Damez
December 2, 2023

B8TA & Damez perform LIVE at Indie's from 10:30pm-1:30am



Bad Santa and the Angry Elves
December 2, 2023

Bad Santa and the Angry Elves is coming to Conduit. Get your tickets now! The Greatest Xmas Band of All Time invades Conduit on their "When Elves Cry" TOUR 2023 with support from world famous DJ AK1200 and friends



Jo Koy
December 2, 2023

Get ready to laugh until it hurts! Jo Koy's hilarious World Tour is coming to Amway Center Saturday, December 2. Tickets are on sale now.



Justin Quiles
December 2, 2023

Justin Quiles: NIVELES Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!



OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Barney Butter Lake Eola 5K
December 2, 2023

One of the top road races in the Southeast, the OUC Orlando Half winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and finishes at beautiful Lake Eola. Join over 4,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course, local beer and a lakeside party.



Whose Live Anyway
December 2, 2023

Whose Live Anyway comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!



Della Phillips Pavilion Celebration Concert
December 2, 2023

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Della Phillip Pavilion and enjoy seasonal holiday favorites performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes Rivero.


The program will include favorites from A Christmas Festival, Music of Frozen, The Night Before Christmas, Chanukah Overture, a festival holiday singalong, and more!



Wild Party
December 2, 2023

Wild Party "Southern State Tour" with special guest Landon Conrath at Will's Pub. Get tickets now.



Zeds Dead ft. Levity
December 2, 2023

Zeds Dead ft. Levity comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


The Orlando Pottery Festival presents the Orlando Pottery Festival & Holiday Arts Market, Central Florida’s largest winter celebration and market of ceramic art—featuring unique handmade items perfect for the home, garden, and gift giving!


The event returns this year on Saturday December 2, 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Florida Army National Guard Armory, 2809 South Ferncreek Ave., Orlando, 32806.


Orlando Pottery Festival & Holiday Arts Market
December 2 - 3, 2023

The Orlando Pottery Festival presents the Orlando Pottery Festival & Holiday Arts Market, Central Florida’s largest winter celebration and market of ceramic art—featuring unique handmade items perfect for the home, garden, and gift giving!


The event returns this year on Saturday December 2, 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Florida Army National Guard Armory, 2809 South Ferncreek Ave., Orlando,


Meet 50+ talented local artists, including highly regarded professional potters who exhibit in galleries and juried art festivals throughout the South; mid-career artists whose distinctive designs and signature items are fast becoming contemporary collectibles; longtime “hobby potters” who are channeling their creativity while mastering their craft in local pottery studios; and younger and emerging ceramic artists, some of whom are selling to the public for the first time.


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.



Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.



Live At The Lawn at ICON Park
Every Friday & Saturday

Join ICON Park every weekend from 8 pm - 12 am for live DJ entertainment and live music from local artists and musicians!


Grab a drink from the Lawn Bar and find a spot on The Lawn to kick off your weekend with great music and ICONic vibes!


Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Every Saturday

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.